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Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Author: John Hammer

About John Hammer

Here are my most recent posts

Rhino Shorts: Sept. 13, 2018

It’s a little hard to write about a weather event on Wednesday that is likely to hit on Friday. But unless Florence skips us all together, which at this point seems highly unlikely, we are going to have some power outages. The...

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Rhino Shorts: Sept. 6, 2018

The North Carolina Folk Festival kicks off Friday evening at 7 p.m. and will be going strong on stages throughout the downtown until Sunday evening. All the music is free, but if you want to spend money there will be plenty of food and drink, crafts and art to buy.

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Rhino Shorts: August 30, 2018

I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising that an estimated 100 billion single use plastic bags are thrown away every year. Harris Teeter has announced they plan to eliminate all single use plastic bags by 2025. After much research,...

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Rhino Shorts: August 23, 2018

It’s not surprising that hooligans in Chapel Hill tore down the statue of Silent Sam, but the question that needs to be answered is, who told the police to stand down and not protect the statue. There were police in the area,...

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Rhino Shorts: August 16, 2018

It was announced recently that every K-3 teacher in the state would be provided with a new iPad for the 2018 school year. Someone who is not familiar with politics in North Carolina might see this as a benefit to teachers....

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Rhino Shorts: August 9, 2018

The golf course at Sedgefield is reportedly in great shape coming up on the Wyndham Championship PGA tournament, beginning with a pro-am on Monday, August 13, and tournament play from Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August...

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Rhino Shorts: August 2, 2018

There is nothing quite like doubling down on a mistake, but we did. Two weeks ago when Scott Yost wrote about the soil and water district supervisors race, he left out one of the nine candidates, Josh Myers. It’s a long list and...

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Rhino Shorts: July 26, 2018

The LA Times finally got me back with an offer of six months for $5. Since I was paying $10 a month that’s a pretty good savings, but if I held out a little longer I could have gotten 12 weeks for 99 cents. I suppose I should have waited them out until they agreed to pay me 10 cents a week for reading the paper, but I caved too soon. I think it was all the stars and exclamation points in the ad that got me.

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Rhino Shorts: July 19, 2018

For those who have been following my saga with the Los Angeles Times online subscription, they finally came down to 10 cents a week, so I guess I’m going to sign up; $2 for 20 weeks is a pretty good deal, but it did make me...

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What I Saw Out My Window

As a writer I spend a lot of time staring out the window. It comes with the territory. Something about writing makes any activity I can see other than my computer screen fascinating. Since I’m often the only one in the office...

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Rhino Shorts: July 12, 2018

My best friend is not fond of the heat and is not an early riser, so we usually take walks late at night. It’s quiet, peaceful, cool, or at least cooler then it is during the day and, as long as you’re not scared of the dark, a...

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